The Cleveland Cavaliers have been up and down this season, but they still have a good-enough roster to be a lock to make the playoffs.
That’s not enough to be a championship contender, and they should be in the mix to try and add more firepower to that roster.
However, that doesn’t mean the rumor of them looking to move on from Donovan Mitchell to land the Brooklyn Nets duo of Cameron Johnson and Mikal Bridges, according to NBA insider Sam Amico.
— Sam Amico (@AmicoHoops) December 14, 2023
The Cavs gave up a lot to get Mitchell in the first place, so it could take a lot for them to move on from him.
Then again, that’s a possibility the front office is likely going to revisit at some point in the offseason.
The former Utah Jazz star made it loud and clear that he had no intention whatsoever to sign a contract extension this year because it didn’t make sense for him, money-wise.
Still, he has been non-committal when asked about his future in The Land, and with all the talk about his desire to play for the New York Knicks and their interest in getting him as well, it wouldn’t be the worst idea to explore his trade market at some point.
Mitchell has been great since arriving in Cleveland and his production would obviously be tough to replace, but the team cannot afford to let him walk away as a free agent and should make the most of his trade value while it’s still high.